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2004-2005 Interfaith Speaker Series: Religious Conflicts and Religious Freedom


This series dove into some of the tensions that emerge when expression of religious freedom clashes with other values held dear in a pluralistic society.

Islam & the Other: Challenges Facing a Pluralist Islamic Vision (April 2005)

Conversation with:
Professor Anver M. Emon, Doctoral Candidate, Yale Law School, currently Professor at the University of Tonronto Faculty of Law

Reading:
Yohanan Friedmann, Classification of Unbelievers in Sunni Muslim Law and Tradition, 22 Jerusalem Studies in Arabic & Islam 163-195 (1998)
John L. Espisito, The Future of Islam, 25 Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Journal 19 (Summer 2001)

Religious Freedom and Laicite: The French Head Scarves Ban (February 2005)

Conversation with:
T. Jeremy Gunn, Senior Associate, Institute for Global Engagement and Senior Fellow for Religion and Human Rights at Emory University Law School

Reading:
T. Jeremy Gunn, Religious Freedom and Laicite: A Comparison of the United States and France, 2004 Brigham Young Univ. L. Rev. 419 (2004

Religion and Partisan Politics: A Breach of the "Wall" or the Heart of Free Exercise? (September 2004)

Conversation with:
Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, President of the Institute on Religion and Public Life
Mr. Albert Vorspan, Senior Vice-President Emeritus of the Union of Hebrew Congregations

Reading:
Richard John Neuhaus, A New Order of Religious Freedom, 60 George Washington L. Rev. 620 (1992)
Mary Ann Glendon, Law, Communities and the Religious Freedom Language of the Constitution, 60 George Washington L. Rev. 672 (1992)
Alan Mittleman, Jews and Separatism, 8 J. Law & Religion 291 (1990)
Jonathan D. Sarna, Church-State Dilemmas of American Jews, Debating Religion and Republic (Alan Mittleman, ed. 2002) pp. 47-68
Erwin Cherminsky, The Need for a Wall Separating Church and State, Religion as a Public Good (Alan Mittleman, ed. 2003) pp. 91-112